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The DFL needs to make its own league worthwhile

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We've known for quite some time that Bayern Munich will make it six league titles in a row. That's no surprise. That they are 18 points clear is not much of a surprise either. And that's a problem for the Bundesliga.

Teams win titles by large margins all the time. In the Premier League right now, the gap from first to second is 16 points, in Ligue Un it's 12 and it's seven in Spain, leaving Italy as the outlier of the major European leagues with a gap of a single point.

But when the same team wins the title five times in a row with an average point gap of 18, a figure almost certain to be extended this season, you either have an exceptional team or a poor league. The Bundesliga has both.

None of this is to knock Bayern Munich. The club have recruited well, in playing and coaching terms, stayed within the 50 1 ownership model and made canny business decisions. Their job is to be the best and they are doing it well.

DW's Matt Pearson

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